Breaking the Silence: The Survivor’s Guide to Sexual Abuse Claims

Breaking the Silence: The Survivor's Guide to Sexual Abuse ClaimsChild abuse studies have reported some frightening statistics: 1 in 3 females and 1 in 6 males in Canada report experiencing some form of sexual abuse before age 17.

Despite frequent headlines reporting sexual predators being charged for crimes against children, child sexual abuse is still largely a silent epidemic. What the news often fails to report is the devastating effect these incidents can have on the children subjected to abuse.
Childhood sexual abuse almost always results in long-term psychological or physical harm and can cause problems including difficulty in relationships, substance abuse, and loss of education and income earning potential.

John McKiggan has dedicated the last twenty years to representing hundreds of survivors of childhood sexual abuse. John has received national recognition for his work on behalf of victims of sexual abuse.

Breaking the Silence

Many abuse survivors have difficulty talking about what happened to them. Finding out how to get appropriate treatment and getting answers about your legal options can be challenging without having to disclose private and painful memories.

But remaining silent simply protects the abusers and allows victims to continue to suffer.

That is why John wrote Breaking the Silence: The Survivor’s Guide to Abuse Compensation Claims. By reading John’s book, abuse survivors can get all the information they need about their legal options confidentially, in the privacy of their home.  Learn what your options are. Learn what you can do to get help.

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What Our Clients Have Said

“John I want to thank you for all you have done!! You were thorough and considerate and you knew what you were doing. I learned a great deal about myself and was able to make a few changes!!

It is a great feeling to be debt free. I am helping my daughter with her bills and providing her with a much better home set-up and spending a great deal more time with my grandchildren, which I have never had the opportunity to do. For this we are so grateful to you.

Again thank you for believing and representing me. John you turned it around in my favour for that I will always be grateful. If you ever need a referral or would like me to speak to another abused victim let me know and I will be happy to assist!”
– L. D. Abuse survivor

“Thanks again John……I don’t know if I would have ever had the tenacity, the courage, or the strength to forge ahead the way I have….without you. Finding my way through this….was made a little easier I think, because I knew I wasn’t alone. For the first time. YOU gave that to me…”
– R.B. Abuse survivor

” John, Your work on my behalf is appreciated beyond words. Thank you so very much for standing up for so many voiceless people!”
– Robert B. Sexual abuse survivor

“Hi John: You haven’t given me any reason thus far to not completely trust your judgment on this which is a blessing because “trust” usually is not a word I use often in my vernacular. You don’t know how much that means to me. Thank you again for all your help.”
– L.M. Sexual abuse survivor

“Dear Mr. McKiggan: I would like to express my thanks to you for all the work that you have done on behalf of abuse victims.”
-J.M. Sexual abuse survivor

“Thank you John – During this whole excruciating process your strength and sensitivity has been a calming force. Good luck in your journey through life and all the hard stories you hear.”
– Patricia B. Re: Sexual abuse claim

“I am so grateful that you believed me and took my case. The world sure needs more John McKiggans!”
– J.M. : Sexual abuse survivor

“Dear Mr. McKiggan: I wish to thank you again for your hard work and determination on this difficult matter. It is truly appreciated.”
-G.F. Sexual abuse survivor

“John, thank you for the good work you and your staff continue to do on our behalf. It is nice to know that someone truly cares.”
-Marie T. Res School Survivor

“John, thanks from me and my family to you and everyone at your firm. We truly appreciate all the work you have done and all the years you spent trying to help us.”
-Linda L. Sexual abuse survivor

“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all once again for being my voice, when I had none. For standing for me when I thought no one ever would.”
-B.B. Abuse survivor

“When I read your book it gave me answers. I would recommend people read your book because it’s not right for people to feel like this and I kept it in so long that now I know it’s only hurting myself.”
-C.S. Abuse survivor

“Thank you for writing this book! It was very helpful in understanding both the claim process and the different injuries relevant to the abuse. It also helped differentiate between criminal/civil and class action. The most valuable thing was knowing that there is a glimmer of hope for surviving victims of abuse, and that specialized legal representation is available.”
-Y.T. Sexual abuse survivor

“I read the book twice and thought it was an inspiration that gives hope to all victims of sexual abuse. It showed me that some people do care about my lifelong issues and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.”
-S.B. Sexual abuse survivor

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